Stephen Skinner (American politician)

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Stephen Skinner
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 67th district
Assumed office
December 1, 2012
Preceded by John Doyle
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Domestic partner Jeffrey Gustafson
Occupation Lawyer

Stephen Skinner is an American politician who serves in the West Virginia House of Delegates. A member of the West Virginia Democratic Party, he represents the 67th District in the legislature.[1] He was first elected in the 2012 state elections.

Skinner is a native of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. His parents met at West Virginia University. Skinner attended West Virginia Wesleyan as an undergraduate before heading to West Virginia University College of Law.

He is the first openly gay candidate ever elected to the state legislature in West Virginia.[1] His partner is Jeffrey Gustafson.[2] Prior to his election to the legislature, Skinner was a founder of the LGBT advocacy group Fairness West Virginia.[1]


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